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human resources come together to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues and practices in the field.


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Bill Scott
continues the great legacy of the DC LERA...
Click here to read Bill's personal message.   

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948.
In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA, which became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in 2005.  Click here to read more history. 

Click here for a brochure to use as an invitation for a colleague to join the DC LERA.  And, bring someone to the next monthly luncheon meetingCheck out the special member price for guests.









Register TODAY for the luncheon
meeting October 22nd...bring a guest!

Lost in the Fine Print: How Forced Arbitration
Harms Workers and Consumers

With Guest Speaker
Nan Aron
President, Alliance for Justice

Buried in everyday agreements for many products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you canít go before an impartial jury or judge. Instead, these forced arbitration clauses send you to a decision-maker chosen by the company that wronged you.

Not surprisingly, one study found that arbitrators rule for companies over consumers 94 percent of the time. And youíre stuck with their decision because thereís no appeal. Itís a rigged system that helps companies evade responsibility for violating anti-discrimination, consumer protection, and public health laws. Click here to learn more and register...

 September Luncheon Well Attended

DC LERA Board presenting Certificate of Appreciation to September luncheon speaker Richard F. Griffin.
President Bill Scott with Bob Ames of Venable LLP,
newest DC LERA Organizational Sponsor, at luncheon.
Colleagues, a delicious luncheon, an excellent speaker
at the charming Women's National Democratic Club.

Hot Issues Facing the NLRB
speaker Richard F. Griffin, Jr.
General Counsel National Labor Relations Board 

Controversy seems always to swirl around rulings and operations of the NLRB. Lately, the turbulence seems to be increasing. The Supreme Court recently invalidated recess appointments of Board members made by President Obama, thus effectively starving the Board of its sovereignty at the will of Congress. Click here to read more...


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Venable LLP and Woman's National Democratic Club Become Newest DC LERA Organizational Sponsors

Welcome to Venable LLP and the Woman's National Democratic Club (WNDC).

Venable LLP has built its firm based on a simple and enduring premise: "We see the world through the eyes of our clients."  The WNDC is the meeting place for Democrats in the nation's capitol. Click here to learn more...

Meet New Board Member
Akiro Yoshida

Mr. Akiro Yoshida is 1st Secretary at the Embassy of Japan. 

In 1998, after graduating from Tokyo university, Mr. Yoshida entered the Ministry of Labour, Japan.  He has worked in the Employment Policy Bureau (tackling various issues such as employment insurance, policy planning, foreign worker issues, employment promotion for the elderly and people with disabilities, etc.).

He has also worked in the Labor Standard Bureau (minimum wage), the Human Resource Development Bureau (vocational skill/ability evaluation), and Ministerís Secretariat.

Mr. Yoshida had a chance to work in the Tokyo Metropolitan government and study at Indiana University, Bloomington  from 2003 to 2005  (Master of Public Affairs).

He is looking forward to meeting the DC LERA members soon.

We encourage you to join
the national organization.
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